To those of you in the program… OUR SECOND FIGS & FRIENDS BUNDLE HAS JUST GONE OUT so be on the lookout!
Here is a little backstory to this series in case you missed it…
Earlier this year I went to a quilt show called ROAD TO CALIFORNIA and got to visit with my fellow MODA designer and friend, Lisa Bongean of Primitive Gatherings. We sat in her booth while she stitched and talked about the show and our fabric. As I looked around me at the sea of blues and indigos [her newest collection called INDIGO GATHERINGS has just released], I thought about how I could use it even though it is so much darker than any fabrics I design for Fig Tree. And we started talking about how fabulous my orange would look with her blue [it was like one of those old Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup commercials… did you guys ever see those??].
In that moment, an idea was born for me… what if I figured out other joint groupings with designers whose fabric I might not normally even consider pairing with mine? What would that look like? What color combos are different but still “go”? And after a few more brainstorms, this program was quickly born.
So the first month was this indigo, cream and orange bundle…
This time for the second bundle, we have paired up with the lovely Jen Kingwell of Jen Kingwell Designs and based our Bundle #2 around her newest collection for MODA, FINE & SUNNY.
Oh my gosh… we love it so much. I don’t work with pink or mauve very often, but once in a while.. a girl wants to try something different and we are so happy that this time I did!! This is what we did:
COLORS: We started with the light green prints from my most recent holiday collection, Christmas Figs II. Then we added in a few of the light green prints from Jen’s collection to form the green portion of the bundle.
Next we picked out all of the pink and mauve prints from Jen’s group and added in a coordinating pink MODA Bella Solid as well as a favorite Fig Tree light coral from Chantilly that we had squirreled away just for this. This forms the pink and mauve portion of the bundle.
And lastly we rounded out the group with some of our favorite cream prints from a variety of sources. And so these 16 lovely little prints have come together to form this next bundle in our series.
PATTERN: When it came time to pick a pattern that would showcase the bundle, we went back and forth on a few Fig Tree classics and settled on one of our long time favorites, the HOPSCOTCH pattern. Traditionally I created this for a Layer Cake but using this bundle and making 3 blocks from each 1/4 yd. was a perfect solution.
For those of you in the program, if you are interested in a “finishing kit” for the pattern, we have put together the ivory background, a small soft light green print for the border and a solid coral for the binding. Find it HERE. For those of you interested in backing as well, please email and we will see what we can do.
* * * * * * * * INFO ON THE PROGRAM ITSELF * * * * * * * *
We are completely sold out for this year. However, we will start taking sign ups for next year very soon so be sure to keep your eyes open for that if you missed out and are interested in joining us next year for another 6 fabulous bundles.
WHAT: Every 2 months we will offer a fabulous little combination bundle of Fig Tree fabrics and another favorite MODA designer [or sometimes even 2] to make up a wonderful new and unique fabric palette. Each palette will be 2-3 fabrics, some of ours and some of theirs to create something new and different… something that we would not have thought of before. We cannot wait to see some of the beauties that we will come up with when we put 2 of us together!
WHEN: Starting in May, 2021 and continuing every two months for a year [6 total bundles for the annual program. Starting in May and then July, September, November, January and March].
INCLUDES: (16) 1/4 yds. fabric prints for a total of 4 yards of fabric plus a pattern that would be a good suggestion for these fabrics. The pattern is just there as a complimentary option… you can of course do anything you like with the fabric bundle as it will be a great palette to start so many different projects!
It is a perfect way to add some new combinations into your stash, a great way to be introduced to some new designs and maybe even colors for you. We promise that each bundle will absolutely coordinate with Fig Tree as half of the bundle will be Fig Tree but will perhaps push out a little bit outside of our regular favorites into some new and fun combinations.
OTHER INFO: The bundle is just a fabric bundle, not a kit. Borders and background will be suggested if you want to make the pattern included look exactly like ours but they will not be included in the bundle. These bundles will not be offered outside of the program at this time.
MAY PARTNERSHIP: Lisa Bongean of Primitive Gatherings plus a few extra fabrics from Minick & Simpson as well to round out this group.
JULY PARTNERSHIP: Jen Kingwell with her Fine & Sunny collection.
SEPTEMBER PARTNERSHIP: … Bunny Hill Designs, more info soon 🙂
Welcome to the fourth installment of our 2023-24 FIGS & FRIENDS program! I am…November 9, 2023